Father’s Day Manila 2018: Brunch and Staycation Ideas with Dad!


Are you hoping to make this Father’s Day extra special for your dad?

Here are a list of Father’s Day Brunch Buffet and staycation ideas to celebrate with Dad in Manila!


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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila honors the Man of the House in a culinary special brought to you by featured artisan showcasing their father’s favorite dishes.

Spiral’s Father’s Day Weekend Brunch | June 15 – 17, 2018
Treat the Man of the House to dishes they know and love as Spiral’s culinary artisans present an enhanced selection featuring their fathers’ very own favorite recipes.

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Japanese Master Chef Masaaki Ishigawa will be showcasing his dad’s beer flavored chicken karaage, which they both enjoy, chased with their favorite beer. The crispy karaage is marinated in salt, pepper, rice wine and soy sauce resulting in a flavorful dish paired with a tall glass of ice-cold beer.

For Thai master artisan, Chef Dennis Macaranas, he will create a flavorful interpretation of Bangkok- style beef tenderloin. Bistek (beef steak) is his father’s favorite dish when they drink together. When he became a chef, he recreated the dish with a twist adding 5 aromatic Thai spices for a tangy and flavorful finish.

Spiral’s Indian Master Chef Halim Ali Khan will showcase his Sikandari Raan or Roast Lamb with flavorful spices and Biryani Rice. The dish is a historical culinary offering that is served especially during Eid al Adha. Chef Halim’s father who is similarly a culinary artisan taught him how to cook this slow- cooked lamb leg cooked marinated overnight in 10 to 12 Indian spices. The meat is slow-cooked a day before it is baked in the oven resulting in a beautifully tender lamb dish. The Biryani rice is cooked using the stock from the lamb presenting a flavorful pairing to the Sikandari Raan.

Chinese Master Chef Michael Tai presents his Dragon Ball Lettuce which is a dish perfect for children as it features flavorful seafood balls wrapped in lettuce. He shared that his father would make him eat vegetables when he was a young boy by disguising it with his favorite seafood incorporated in the dish.

French Master Chef Julien Cossé honors his dad with the Steak a Cheval. His dad would spend sleepless nights as he was with the newspaper print industry and he would enjoy the protein-rich steak dish to tie him over to the wee hours of the morning. The creamy richness of the egg presents nutrients and boosts energy and stamina ideal for the demands of working long hours. Chef Julien Cossé showcases the dish with a twist featuring secret spices.

Korean Culinary Artisan Chef Lorvic Gesite will be showcasing the colorful Bossam, a Korean pork dish and ideal companion to Soju. The dish is boiled pork belly enhanced with Korean spices and bean paste.

Filipino Master Chef Bryan Ortigosa will be presenting Sinuglaw – a version of Ceviche with a twist. As a child, Chef Bryan’s father used to take him to the wet market where they would buy fish and enjoy it one part grilled and one part fresh and enjoyed like sushi. The combination of the two is commonly known as Sinuglaw from the words Sinugba (grilled) and Kinilaw (eaten raw).

Pastry artisan Chef Rolando Macatangay shares the same sweet tooth as father and will be showcasing the decadent Chocolate Mudslide Cake infused with Bourbon.

Celebrating Dads will receive a special gift from Uniqlo and the best-dressed fathers will receive a special prize from Peter Thomas Roth, Jack Nicklaus, Champion and Savile Row on Father’s Day Brunch, 17th of June 2018. One of Spiral’s dining fathers may also get a chance to win an American Tourister luggage and vouchers for a weekend drive with the MINI One or MINI Countryman.

Spiral’s Father’s Day Specials are available at the following rates:

June 15, 2018 – lunch at Php2,750 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person
June 16, 2018 – lunch at Php3,450 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person
June 17, 2018 – lunch at Php4,655 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person All rates are inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.



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City of Dreams Manila celebrates Father’s Day with special treats to honor dads with fun and engaging family activities at DreamPlay and gastronomic delights at Nobu, Crystal Dragon and The Tasting Room.

Every dad is treated on Father’s Day to a complimentary DreamPlay ticket when accompanied by at least two DreamPlay ticketholders. The entire family can spend time together at DreamPlay’s 12 attractions featuring educational and technology-rich activities such as making a gingerbread man in Cooking with Gingy, creating one’s own 3-D animation in Dream Studio, experiencing a 4-D animation at the Dream Theatre, joining Kung Fu Panda Dojo and other fun-filled activities inspired by DreamWorks animation such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Magascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls.

To cap dad’s day experience, the family can also interact and have a photo opportunity with DreamWorks characters Shrek, Princess Fiona, Kung Fu Panda, Tigress, King Julien, Mega Mind and Puss in the Boots.

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An epicurean experience awaits the family at Nobu Manila’s Father’s Day Sunday Buffet Brunch with its new style Japanese-Peruvian cuisine that includes Wagyu Brisket Pastrami, Roasted Tenderloin with Creamy Wasabi and Truffle Teriyaki, Seared Salmon with Corn Aji Amarillo, Seared Tiger Prawns with Miso Yoghurt, from the Teppan counter; Nobu’s signature selection of sushi and sahimi, hot items such as Seabass Jalapeno Miso, Sweet Soy Glazed Pork Ribs, Nobu-style Sisig, Okonomiyaki & Lobster Miso; an assortment of charcoal-grilled meats, seafood and vegetables at the Robatayaki charcoal-grilling station in the cabana area; and fresh oysters with Ponzu & Nobu salsa sauces.

Nobu’s Sunday Brunch is from 11:30 am to 3 pm at P3,880++ per person for the non-alcohol beverage package and an additional P990++ or P1,990++ per person for the standard alcohol and premium champagne beverage packages, respectively. Kids from six to twelve dine at half price while those five and below dine free of charge.

Dads craving for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine either for lunch or dinner can celebrate Father’s Day with seven-course menus or a la carte items at Crystal Dragon from June 1 to 18.

The Set Menu for a minimum of five to seven persons highlights China Treasures Trio Appetizer Platter of Wok-fried Scramble Egg with Crab Meat and Shark’s fin, Simmered Shredded Pork Ear with Spicy Vinegar & Chilled Smoked Pork Knuckle; Double-boiled Lamb Soup with Agaricus Brasiliensis Mushrooms; Roasted Marinated Farm Duck with Herbs, Garlic and Black Pepper; Sautéed Prawn, Scallop, Fish Fillet with Vegetables and Mushrooms; Steamed Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables Served with Kwa Bao; Stir-fried Fragrant Rice with Diced Seafood and Small Anchovies; and Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo and Vanilla Ice Cream. The set menu is at P2,380.++ per person and served with Chinese Oolong Tea.

For bigger groups of 8 to 10 persons, the Set Menu is more lavish at P3,880.++ per person and includes Cantonese “Four Season” Combination platter of Stir-fried Scramble Egg with Crab Meat and Shark’s fin, Wok-fried Prawns with Salted Egg Sauce & Roasted Duck Roll Marinated Chilled Smoked Pork; Double-boiled Lamb Soup with Agaricus Brasiliensis Mushrooms; Home-style Steamed Cod Fish Fillet with Cordyceps Flower; Pan-fried Kurobuta Pork Rolls filled with Celery and Carrot on a Bed of Enoki, Shimeiji & Sprout; Braised 10 Head Abalone with Garden Green and Homemade Bean Curd; Braised E-Fu Noodle with Shredded Meat, Baby Abalone and Prawn Roe; and Warm Sweetened Eight Treasure Soup with Red Dates. Chinese Jasmine Tea is served together with this set menu.

An a la carte menu with some of these items will also be available during the promotion period.

For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 8008080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com or visit www.cityofdreams.com.ph.



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Now, it’s dad’s turn.

Shower him with love and tell dad Thank You by surprising him with our exciting promos made fit for a king.

Ensure that Dad feels valued on his special day. Go the extra mile and splurge on a sumptuous buffet meal at The Common Good. Then, say “Long live the king” as you spoil him with I‘M Onsen Spa’s Gentleman’s Tonic treatment to make him look and feel younger. When hunger pang strikes again, surprise him with a pizza and beer or fish and chips meal at the Mermaid Pool Bar.

To cap of the day, spend quality time with him by booking a suite room with our 65% off Midyear Flash Sale.

This is definitely the best way to spend Father’s Day (or month).


4. 22 PRIME

Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome fathers who work very hard to provide for your families and strive to raise your kids the best way you can!

Let it not be just a one-day affair on the official 3rd Sunday of June or June 17, 2018. Together, let’s claim June as a month-long celebration of Fatherhood.

Here’s our early celebration at 22 Prime with their special Father’s Day menu…

Discovery Suites Manila
25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Daily for Lunch and Dinner
Telephone: +632 719-8888
For more info, visit https://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/dining/22-prime/

Read more: 22 Prime: Father’s Day is for Steaks!




Marriott Hotel Manila is going on full throttle this Father’s Day as they partnered with luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati, to drive your dads crazily excited for his special day. The 5-star hotel shall take you on a thrilling ride from the sumptuous indulgence to the fun activity with amazing prizes in store. This impressive celebration on June 17 comes with a buffet feast at Marriott Café for Php 2,900/person only for brunch and Php 2,750/person only for dinner.

Marriott Café will turn to a race track for your dads to cruise on along. At the pit stop is the Pin My Ride challenge to test how much your dad knows his motorbike. Most correct and fastest finish wins signature apparel from Ducati. But before that, fuel up with scrumptious dishes at the buffet spread. Start off anywhere: cheese and cold cuts station, sustainable seafood bar, carving station featuring U.S. Certified Beef, do-it-yourself pasta, Asian fusion of Japanese and Chinese, best of home-cooked Filipino dishes and the list goes on and on. To further accelerate those appetites, make a stopover at the Dessert Garage filled with the most delightful desserts from chocolates, baked pastries and all things candied. Bank at the cocktail bar featuring vodka and Raffa sparkling wine based concoctions, mixed with tropical fruits, to freshen up your palates to take on more food. Since like a true biker, each dad will be served with an ice cold draft beer. Sunday brunch at Marriott Café is also best known for its premium a la carte dishes like Seared Goose Liver, Beef Tenderloin, Atlantic Cod Fillet and Macaraibo Lava Cake.

For all the times your dad drive you around, this is the best time take the wheel for him. Speed up and reserve your slot to this daddy’s day trip at Marriott Café.

Marriott Cafe is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from at 11:00am to 2:30pm for Sunday Brunch and 6:00pm to 10:30pm for Dinner Buffet. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com.



Lung Hin Fathers Day Set Menu

Nothing beats the love that father’s provide. Celebrate the man of the house as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila pays tribute to our family’s heroes.

Celebrate the dad in your life and go on a culinary journey featuring special dishes from different cuisines. Feast on Roast Loin of Pork with Apple Sauce and Roast Angus Beef with Horseradish Sauce, available at the Carvery Station. Executive Chef Alisdair Bletcher also features signature dishes such as Medallions of Beef with Onion Gratin and Onion Jus, and Sumac Rubbed Chicken on Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Coriander Dressing. As a special treat for the man of the house, dads dine for free for every two paying guests, on 15 to 17 June.

Have a fine Oriental feast as Lung Hin curates a special set menu, showcasing authentic and traditional Cantonese dishes. Steamed Live Garoupa in Supreme Soy Sauce, Authentic Hong Kong Chicken with Ginger Juice, and Barbecued Cold Cuts Platter are just some of the dishes lined up, available only on Father’s Day (17 June).

Finally, reward Dad for all his hard work with a rejuvenating treatment for Pure Bliss. This complete package includes a 30-minute Organic Red Rice Body Scrub, a 60-minute Aromatherapy Massage, and a 60-minute Algotherm Facial for only Php 5,100.00. This limited offer is only available until the end of June 2018.

Learn more about what amazing treats are in store for Dad and the entire family by logging on to www.marcopolohotels.com.




This father’s day, escape to a tropical sanctuary with the family without leaving the city and spend an intimate weekend retreat with special room rates starting at Php7,200++ per night in a deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids, 5 years and below. The room package also includes use of the swimming pool, Aqua Play and kiddie pool, fun-filled kiddie activities, access to the 24-hour Health Club which includes facilities such as hot and cold jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and tennis courts, and two bottles of draft beer with two pizzas at the Pool Bar, valid all weekends of June.

Spend quality time with dad over lunch or dinner on June 17 at Edsa Shangri-La’s famed interactive restaurant, HEAT, or at any of the hotel’s specialty restaurants – Senju, Summer Palace or Paparazzi, and fathers may get a chance to win a special CHI facial treatment at CHI, The Spa or Php 5,000 food and beverage credits at HEAT.

Families are invited to dine, swim and lounge with HEAT’s new promotion for lunch, The Sunday Side, bringing a very unique bonding experience to enjoy resort living without having to leave the city. Enjoy a bountiful spread featuring a line-up of signature recipes by the hotel’s international specialty chefs, plus a spread of indigenous local ingredients and specialties from your most loved cooks in the Philippines. To make it even more fun, guests who dine at HEAT may enjoy swimming and lounging at the pool area until 6 p.m. There will be food carts, music and fun water activities all throughout the day. A line-up of kiddie activities are also accessible at HEAT’s private play area, Rankine, where kids can have fun while other members of the family enjoy recreational facilities and wellness programs. HEAT’s The Sunday Side comes at a value-packed rate of Php 2,815 nett per person. A special Father’s Day dinner is priced at Php 2,425 nett per person.

For inquiries or reservations, please contact (63 2) 633 8888 or email reservations.esl@shangri-la.com. For more updates, follow the hotel’s social media sources on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @edsashangrila.




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Father’s Day is fast approaching! Book your stay now and celebrate Dad’s special day with us at Club Balai Isabel.

Club Balai Isabel in Tanauan, Batangas offers a sumptuous family dinner and one hour access to the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of the Taal Lake.



Live an Awesome Life,


ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure:  We were media guest of the mentioned establishments.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

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